Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Makin’ Memories, runDisney style!

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February 22, 2013
Getting ready for the Princess Half Royal Family 5K!

“Mama!” “Yes, CJ?” “I really need to go back to Disney World.” “You do? Why?” I asked, smiling to myself.  I had been successful in establishing my preschooler’s Disney parks addiction. “Because I need to say surprise to Belle again. Then I have to put on yellow glasses, shoot rings at Buzz Lightyear, then...
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Oh No! I Forgot….

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February 16, 2013
Oh No! I Forgot….

You’ve been planning your Disney trip.  Bags are packed.  Kids are loaded into the car.  The trek from home to your happy place has been made.  As you’re unpacking things in your hotel room, you realize you’ve forgotten something.  Because I always forget something every trip, I can help you! Each of the Disney...
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Landscape of Flavors

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February 7, 2013
Entrance to Landscape of Flavors through the Ink and Paint Shop

If you’ve read some of Shelley Scholl’s recent articles you know that we spent a day at Art of Animation on our last trip.  We love to tour all of the hotel properties and with this being the newest addition to Walt Disney World we couldn’t wait to see it.  Although we primarily visited...
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Laundry Isn’t a Bad Word

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January 25, 2013
Washers aren't high capacity, but are just enough for a family of 4 to wash a couple days worth clothes.

“Laundry.”  Even saying the word strikes terror in the hearts of men and women.  “Laundry on vacation” is an expletive.  There are a lot of reasons to do laundry while on vacation.  Here are some of my favorites. I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to buy clothes before going out...
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Where Do I Start?

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January 22, 2013
Where Do I Start?

Happy New Year!  Hopefully you found a reason to visit Disney this year.  Several friends of mine are planning trips so I’ve gotten the “Where do I start?” question several times over the past few weeks.  I thought I’d share that information with you as well since it can be so overwhelming to plan...
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Tempting Toddler Tummies: The Quick Service Edition

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January 11, 2013
Flame Tree BBQ: More than enough for our family!

Completely disturbed by the notion of eating any fast food, I have foolishly ignored quick service options for several years.  In the past few Disney vacations, I’ve learned the value of not always going to a table service restaurant for every single meal.  In the past, I’ve always upgraded our dining plan to the deluxe package, but lately,...
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So, The Park Is Closing?

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January 6, 2013
Capacity Closure Sign

As many who have visited Walt Disney World (WDW) this past two weeks have learned, the Parks can close when busy.  Maybe you asked what all the close phases are you’ve heard about.  Here’s a little bit of help for you if you are visiting during a busy period. The first type of closing is when...
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First Time at Kidani Village

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January 3, 2013
Welcome to our room at Kidani Village!

In a previous article I mentioned my goal of staying in all of the Walt Disney World resorts.  I thought I’d made a pretty good dent in the list of 28 available accommodations, but it appears that I’ve only managed to stay in 11 of them.  Wow!  That’s less than half.  I may never...
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Tempting Toddler Tummies: The Table Service Edition

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December 28, 2012
She isn't too sure about her first encounter with Donald!

Are you planning to go to Disney World and have teeny, tiny, toddler taste buds to tempt and want to take advantage of your dining plan? Sometimes, your best bet may be a buffet, but weird things can happen when one parent leaves the other alone with the children to fix plates.  (Example: Emergency...
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An Open Letter To Bob Iger

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December 21, 2012
An Open Letter To Bob Iger

Dear Mr. Iger, The week leading up to our next Disney vacation is always filled with excitement and anticipation of us once again exploring the magic. We look forward to our favorite attractions as well as new experiences throughout Disney property. This year was a little different as the excitement and anticipation turned to...
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